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Single Idea 19493

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 2. Nature of Possible Worlds / b. Worlds as fictions]

Full Idea

The governing fiction of possible worlds theory says that whenever something is possible, there is a world where it happens.

Gist of Idea

Governing possible worlds theory is the fiction that if something is possible, it happens in a world


Stephen Yablo (Go Figure: a Path through Fictionalism [2001], 05)

Book Reference

Yablo,Stephen: 'Things: Philosophical Papers vol. 2' [OUP 2010], p.182

A Reaction

This sounds like the only sensible attitude to possible worlds I can think of.